Keppel Bay beaches : monitoring and restoration
chapterposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Jurek PiorewiczJurek Piorewicz
Beaches are dynamic systems that are naturally subject to major physical changes. The shape of any beach is defined by many factors including wave action, wind and storm damage. The urbanisation of beach habitat and surrounds creates a significant problem for civil engineers and how they can best manage the natural tendency for the beach to change. Beach protection methods, or more correctly, beach restoration processes, have widely been used in attempts to stabilise beaches and protect developed areas against erosion and storm damage. This group of research projects looked at a range of beach restoration processes and factors that impact on efforts to stabilise the Capricorn Coast beaches of Keppel Sands and Yeppoon Main Beach.